Acadia

Acadia

Name: Acadia
Age: 15 months old (June 2018)
Breed: Miniature American Shepherd
Gender: Female

Single Red female seeking energetic companion for long walks (or runs), snuggle time and educational endeavors.

My name is Acadia (Cadi for short). I am a 1.5 year old girl looking for a long term, committed relationship with a loving and outgoing family. I love to play with other dogs and would likely enjoy dog sports of any kind (fly ball, agility, dock diving). My favorite thing to do is play with friends and splash in a pool. I am fearless and energetic and will take on anything. I am currently in a rebound relationship (a.k.a.- foster family) who are working with me on my basic commands and leash manners. I like to go everywhere very fast and sometimes pull my person around the neighborhood. They are using this thing called a gentle leader (which I hate!). But mom says it is my “hearing aid”. You see, the big wide world is so very exciting and there are so many people and smells and sometimes I get really distracted. I have what mom calls a “prey drive” because if I see a rabbit or a squirrel I HAVE to chase it. Cats and very young humans would likely not tolerate me very well. I love to jump and have major hops! In my previous home, I was able to climb the fence and go exploring. My foster family is working on this too…but I LOVE TO JUMP! I am completely housebroken and working on being quiet in my crate. I am still young and tend to get into some mischief if I am not supervised. I would love to have a yard and a furry friend to play with. I am great at chasing my foster sister when she runs around. I do get a little sensitive about her getting near me when I am eating or have a yummy bone. I will need a family that is comfortable setting limits and boundaries with me and letting me know who is boss. I would like to be the boss and will gladly take on that role if my family doesn’t. I don’t want to brag, but I am incredibly smart. I enjoy learning new tricks and commands but need consistent training and reinforcement. Once I get my zoomies out and have time to expend my energy, I enjoy hanging with my family and chewing a bone. Mom laughs at me because I will play all by myself sometimes. I throw my bone or a toy and then pounce on it! I am a beautiful bundle of energy and will need (at least) several long (2-3 mile) walks per day. I would love to run with you and challenge you to wear me out! One last thing. Did I mention I love to snuggle? I am a small girl (24 lbs) which is the perfect size to be in your lap, on your chest (or face!) or on your bed! I will gladly roll over and let you rub my belly! Mom says I am a great little snuggle bug when I am tired.

I am spayed and UTD on all my shots. If I sound like the girl for you reach out to CHAR and let them know. I can’t wait to meet you!

Katmai

Katmai

Name: Katmai
Age: 5 years old
Breed: Border Collie
Gender: Female

Everyone, meet Katmai, a 5 year old Border Collie girl who had a very rough start to life – but hasn’t let that dampen her spirit. Picked up stray, Katmai was near emaciated, scared, and worst of all – heartworm positive. Lucky for her, one of our volunteers saw her the day she was picked up and kept tabs on her until her stray hold had passed and we could bring her in. Everyone who has met Katmai comments on her super sweet demeanor and willingness to please – and of course those adorable freckles!

Katmai began heartworm treatment earlier this month and will be available for adoption in a few months once she’s completed treatment. Until then, we could use your help – preventing heartworms is relatively inexpensive and easy, treating them on the other hand is expensive and painful. Please consider donating to her treatment so we can continue to help down on their luck herders in the Southeast!

Cordelia

Cordelia

Name: Cordelia
Age:
Breed: Aussie Mix
Gender: Female

Cordelia is a pint sized little black bear! She has the cutest little snaggletooth and thick black mane. She weighs in at 22lbs and is a great low energy Aussie (not to be confused with a cough potato though!). She is just over a year old and has come so far since she came to CHAR with her siblings back in March.  She would definitely fit the description of a sweet, mild Aussie who loves to play but also relax on the couch and get a belly rub. She is quite reserved when there are new people or lots of noise around and would do best in a low key family.  She likes to stay in a safe place, like her crate or bed when she is unsure of what is going on. She does not thrive with lots of people over that she does not know. She does best with females though is doing much better with her foster dad.  She has a love to be where her people are and will follow you from room to room, though does not have to be right next to you.  She is food motivated so treats definitely help when introducing a new person, though do not expect her to warm up quickly to strangers or multiple people at once.
Cordelia definitely needs a home with some other fur siblings! She takes her cue from the resident dogs and follows their lead. A lot of the progress she has made has been from being a part of the pack! She loves to curl up next to her foster siblings or run around the yard playing! She has even started to play tug of war with toys! She does loves toys and has done really well at learning what she can and cannot chew/play with.  She is submissive.  She has shown only a little bit of interest in the resident chickens so would do well with a dog savvy cat.
Waking up in the morning is one of her favorite times of the day! She is ready to play! She will jump and run around trying to get the resident dogs to play.  She will occasionally bark when she has the zoomies just because she is so excited.  She loves running around outside and is doing better at bringing back the frisbee and playing fetch.  She LOVES walks, especially if it is in a quite neighborhood or in the woods.  She has come a long way and is able to sit and not run when a car comes by.  She is still working on her leash skills but overall she does really well on a leash and does not pull.
She is crate trained and knows when we put shoes on in the morning for work that she should head to the crate without being asked.  She has has done great with her house training! We are still working on sit, come, etc. She loves to sleep with the pack/family.  If allowed, she would love to sleep on the bed with her new family, though has also slept in a crate during the night.
Cordelia is one of the best foster pups we have had and she will make a wonderful addition to your family is you have patience and are willing to work with her.  She needs to be able to move at her own speed. She would do best in a home with a fence, though does enjoy her nightly walks around the neighborhood. She is spayed, microchipped, and UTD on vaccines. She is currently fostered in Granite Falls, NC and her adoption fee is $325. If you are an approved applicant and are interested in Cordelia please contact the adoption committee. If you are interested and have not yet applied, please visit our website for adoption procedures and application. http://carolinaheartsrescue.org/adoption-information/

Booker

Booker

Name: Booker
Age: 11 months (Sept 2018)
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Gender: Male

This freckly black tri boy is Booker! He is an 11 month old Australian Shepherd boy with better hair than Justin Bieber (circa 2009). Don’t be fooled, Booker is more than just his good looks, he has the Aussie brain and energy to go with it. Just between you and I, though, he’s still trying to figure out how to use his smarts. A majority of the time he’s moving too quick to let his brain do any of the thinkin’, but the rare moments he slows down enough to reallllly think, he shines!
Booker, lovingly Booger, came to us full of energy and lacking manners, but he’s learning the ropes from his three foster siblings and a lot of patience from his foster family on how to use those Aussie brains for good, not for evil. Booker was used to being the only child for most of his life, so he is still learning how to share things with his foster siblings. Speaking of foster siblings, Booker loves everyone (humans included)! He loves other dogs so much that he’s still trying to figure out why they don’t love him back equally as much and is slowly learning not all dogs want to play with him. While out for walks at the park or in town, Booker loves to greet everyone with a few kisses on the hand and a wiggle of his nub (he is still learning how to walk on a leash politely). And the best part about the walks around town and the park? The car ride there! Booker loves to stick his head out of the window to feel the wind in his fur (now that he’s learned he doesn’t have to sit IN your lap during the car rides).
Booker would love to find an active family that will take him on all of their adventures! He is looking for an Aussie experienced home who will continue all of his training, his little puppy brain has so much more to learn! Booker is your typical Velcro Aussie while inside, he loves his foster mom and foster dad equally, but can not be trusted off leash quite yet, ohhh that puppy brain – squirrel!
Booker has not been fully cat tested – but he has been very curious about those he has seen. He has also been kid tested but since he’s still a BIG puppy and tends to play a little rough, families with kids under 8 are not recommended.
Booker is up to date on vaccines, microchipped, and neutered. He is currently fostered in Boone, NC and his adoption fee is $325. We do recommend at least one obedience class for all dogs adopted under one year of age. If you are an approved applicant and are interested in Booker please contact the adoption committee. If you are interested and not yet approved, please visit our website for adoption procedures and application.

Basil Hayden

Basil Hayden

Name: Basil Hayden
Age: 5 1/2 months (Sept 2018)
Breed: Border Collie/Aussie
Gender: Female

Hayden is a sweet, sweet five and a half month old Border Collie-Australian Shepherd who is a bundle of happy energy. She has a kind loving spirit and upon meeting her you will swear you’ve known her for years! Her favorite things include playing and wrestling non-stop with her canine foster sibling, long walks, dog park gallivanting, and cuddling her foster parents. Hayden can be a little scared upon meeting new people outside on leash and will let out a little bark and hide behind you but her foster parents are working on that daily and socializing her in all sorts of new places! Hayden is house and crate trained, almost perfect on leash, and is working on other training commands. She is highly food motivated and would be a perfect addition to a very active home with some other furry friends to play with!

Hayden will be available in a few weeks once she’s been vetted and evaluated in her foster home in Durham, NC. If you are an approved applicant and are interested in Hayden please contact the adoption committee. Please note that we do recommend mixed sex pairings and it is unlikely Hayden will be placed in a home with another young female dog.